Here are project sheets of the AGRI Innovation summit 2019.
Here are those relating to the theme " Climate resilient farming systems and water management "
About the theme:
Agriculture and forestry are directly affected by the effects of climate change (drought, rising temperatures, health risks, etc.). This leads to changing harvest dates, the emergence of new pests and diseases, and in general new conditions to which crops are not adapted. As a consequence, cropping systems will need to be adapted and planned according to new climatic conditions. New strategies and management practices will need to be explored and put in place. We are already witnessing some of these changes. For instance, water use and management is already a source of tension and conflict in many places, and this calls for changes in farming systems. As a result of this, in order to meet the qualitative and quantitative challenges involved in water management and reconcile the interests of farmers and other users and suppliers of water, the involvement of new, non-traditional partners becomes relevant, as well as bringing together farmers and the whole set of water users and providers.
At the same time, trees play a role in mitigating the effects of climate change (for instance, by contributing to carbon sequestration in the soil). Agro-forestry will be promoted as a mean to protect agricultural production (by, for instance, providing shade for crops and animals). Moreover, sustainable forest management practices that maximise carbon storage both above and under the soil surface are drivers of climate change mitigation.